Ravens safety Kyle Hamilton has a “good chance” of playing Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach John Harbaugh said after practice Friday, despite being listed as questionable.
Hamilton, who suffered a knee injury in Sunday’s win over the Los Angeles Rams, was a full participant in practice Friday after being limited Wednesday and Thursday. He said Wednesday that he felt “pretty good” but that his availability was “up in the air.”
“We’ll just see how he does next couple of days,” Harbaugh said Friday. “But he’s in a good place right now.”
Hamilton, a first-round pick last year, has been one of the Ravens’ most important players on defense. With him on the field, according to TruMedia, the Ravens have allowed just 4.2 yards per play and posted a success rate of 63.7%, which would rank first and second in the NFL, respectively.
The Ravens have solid depth in the slot, including cornerbacks Arthur Maulet and the newly activated Damarion “Pepe” Williams, if Hamilton is unavailable. Outside cornerback Marlon Humphrey has also lined up inside.
The Jaguars’ passing game will again be without slot receiver Christian Kirk, quarterback Trevor Lawrence’s favorite target. Kirk was placed on injured reserve last week with a core muscle injury.
Ravens rookie outside linebacker Malik Hamm (ankle), a Baltimore native who’s yet to make his season debut, is also questionable for Sunday’s game. He participated fully in practice this week and would need to be activated off injured reserve. The Ravens don’t have an open spot on their 53-man roster.
The Jaguars, meanwhile, ruled out starting cornerbacks Tyson Campbell (quadriceps) and starting safety Andre Cisco (groin). Jacksonville struggled to limit Cleveland Browns quarterback Joe Flacco on Sunday with Campbell sidelined, and, after Cisco also went out, its pass defense allowed two touchdowns and 80 yards on eight pass attempts, according to TruMedia.
Seven Jaguars players are questionable: reserve wide receiver Jamal Agnew (shoulder), starting left tackle Walker Little (hamstring), starting left guard Ezra Cleveland (knee), reserve tight end Brenton Strange (foot), reserve cornerbacks Tre Herndon (concussion) and Christian Braswell (hamstring), and starting long snapper Ross Matiscik (back).
Note: Quarterback Tyler Huntley, who missed practice Thursday for the birth of his child, a boy named Tyler Jr., was back at practice Friday.